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Members of Papa Westray Community

Supporting communities

Communities are at the heart of social and economic development throughout the Highlands and Islands.

Focusing on people and place 

Strong, capable and resourceful communities are vital for the social and economic growth of the Highlands and Islands. Our communities generate economic activity, have an important social impact and help to attract new talent to the area.

Our approach to supporting communities is flexible. We listen to you, and collaborate with you, to help you influence long-term change in your own community.

We focus our efforts and invest our resources where we can enhance inclusive growth - growth that benefits everyone - and sustainability. We’re always looking to increase connections between local businesses, public agencies and community organisations.

Communities in numbers


voluntary and community groups in our region


of community enterprises been operating for 10 years or more


of community enterprises provide services to public


of community enterprises would like help to attract new talent

The people leading community and social growth

Meet some of the remarkable people, enterprises and organisations we work with every day.


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